The 2020 Christmas Parade that was to take place in downtown Texarkana on December 7th has been canceled.

The parade was going to be a bit different this year as compared to the years past. his year it was going to be a drive-thru parade.  Main Street Executive Director Ina McDowell said:

A drive-through parade also called a “reverse parade” involves stationary floats parked on the street, with parade-goers driving past to view them from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles.

The parade usually has over 100 lit floats and we have been a part of the parade since the late '90s and look forward to it every year. Of course, the highlight is Santa Claus which is the last float of the parade. Last year my daughter Addy got to meet him before the parade started.

I really feel bad for all of the kids this year. Since the COVID pandemic has hit they have lost a lot and the parade is the next victim of the pandemic. Well, at least you can go check out some Christmas light displays around the area.

Carmella's in Longview.

Santa  Land in Tyler

Wonderland of Lights in Marshall.

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